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Chris Kelly dealing with minor injury

11.21.13 at 11:37 pm ET
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After Carl Soderberg took eight faceoffs in the Bruins’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues, B’s coach Claude Julien revealed that Soderberg’s faceoff duties are increasing due to a minor injury to Chris Kelly.

“Kells isn’€™t 100 percent to take faceoffs,” Julein said. “Nothing major, but he’€™s been ‘€“ the last couple of games have been a bit of a struggle, so Carl’€™s gone out there in those kind of situations, but in our own end I kept putting another guy out there for that reason.”

Soderberg is playing wing for the Bruins after being a center throughout his career in Sweden, so having to take draws is nothing new to him.

“He’€™s very capable of taking face-offs; he’€™s played center for a long time,” Julien said of Soderberg. “He’€™s always part of that group that works on face-offs on game day so we’€™re going to keep him going in that area so that if the first centerman gets kicked out, we know we’€™ve got another one there.”

Soderberg won six of eight faceoffs Thursday, while Kelly won just three of his 10 draws.

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